Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popgun made of elder-wood by extracting the pith.

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Examples

  • QUOTATION: That ’s a perilous shot out of an elder-gun.

    Quotations

  • That’s a perilous shot out of an elder-gun, that a poor and a private displeasure can do against a monarch.

    Act IV. Scene I. The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • That's a perilous shot out of an elder-gun, that a poor and private displeasure can do against a monarch! you may as well go about to turn the sun to ice with fanning in his face with a peacock's feather.

    The Life of King Henry V

  • That’s a perilous shot out of an elder-gun, that a poor and private displeasure can do against a monarch! you may as well go about to turn the sun to ice with fanning in his face with a peacock’s feather.

    The Life of King Henry the Fifth

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